Hello crafty readers! Today i'll be showing you how to make a super simple piece of wall art. I've actually had this project on the go since christmas, but i've been pretty rubbish at finishing it, even though it's simple. Just been a busy girl with other things!
You will need
- A large frame, with no back. Mine is about A1 size, and is actually an illusion - it looks like a gilt wood frame, but it's actually just a think plastic mould. A friend picked this up for me at a boot fair a couple of years ago and i've been looking for a use for it ever since! This is the perfect project for a shabby chic frame like this, so scout out your local boot fairs and charity shops!
- Embroidery thread in a variety of colours. I went for bright jewel tones, but you could of course go for a more muted pallette if you prefer!
- Gold spray paint - i intended to spray the & sign gold, but my spraypaint is old and, it turns out, no longer sprays! So i've left mine bare for now.
- Letters. I got mine from ebay, they are made of mdf and cost just a couple of pounds each. However, i hear you can get really good letters made of thick cardboard at Hobbycraft, so if you live near that heaven of craftyness, go there for all of your supplies in one trip!
Choose some nice colours of thread, and begin wrapping it tightly around your letters. This is an easy but time consuming task - best done over a few evenings sitting in front of the tv! When you've wrapped a section sellotape the end down. It doesn't matter if it looks a bit messy on the back, since this will be against the wall.
Cats REAAAAAALLY love embroidery thread...
When you're all done wrapping the letters, hang them within the frame with some more thread, hang your artwork on the wall, and enjoy!
As ever, if you try any of my crafty or baking projects, let me know how you got on in the comments, or post it on your blog and send me the link! Have a great relaxing weekend